The name of the pie comes from the Greek word “spanaki” (Σπαν “ι), which means” spinach. “The plant is the main ingredient of the filling. It can be supplemented with other greens – parsley, dill, celery, green onions. They also put cheese on pies (Greeks use halloumi, but feta cheese) You can buy feta cheese or cottage cheese) and raw eggs The basis of baking is filo dough (from Greek φύλλο – sheet) Ready and can be bought in Russian supermarkets or substituted with puff. So, enough theory, it’s time to switch to cooking!
1 h 25 min
The total time
1 h 30 min
On the dish: Lunch, dinnercuisine: Greekperson: 6Calories: 3420.85 kcal
500 g Filo or puff pastry (yeast or yeast-free)
500 g spinach
bunch of green onions
10-12 sprigs of dill
2 pieces. egg
300 g Feta or feta cheese
1 glass of water
Olive or butter for greasing dough
a pinch of Ground Coconut
salt to taste
Step by step instructions
Fold the washed and chopped spinach leaves in a saucepan, fill with water and put over low heat. Stir the lid for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Fold the greens on a sieve or squeeze the liquid with a spoon, then mix with finely chopped green onions and dill.
Mix the mass with the raw egg, beat with salt and nutmeg, crumble the cheese with a fork, mix until smooth.
Pour olive oil into a small bowl and, if using butter, melt it first.
Prepare a kitchen brush, and if not, roll a piece of paper with a tube and make frequent cuts from one end to a length of 1.5-2 cm.
Divide the dough into 2 uneven parts (if you are using frozen puffs, thaw them beforehand). 6 thin layers from the big roll, bigger than the baking dish. A good margin should remain around the edges. Wrap a smaller portion with a towel or film to prevent the dough from drying out.
Put a layer in a mold, generously grease it with oil with a brush. Then spread the filling inside the cake.
Roll a few sheets from a smaller portion to fit the shape. Put them in order, do not forget to lubricate them. When using half of the prepared dough layers, wrap the hanging edges from the bottom inwards and continue to work.
Send the form in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 40 minutes. The sign of preparation is a brownish-golden crust. After its appearance, you can take out the baked goods and serve it in a hot or cold form.